HYPE UP #2: Queer Noise Club

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Live experimental electronic performance, noisy f*cked up techno, visual over stimulation and a place you can dress as trashy as the inside of John Waters basement bin - WELCOME TO QUEER NOISE CLUB!!

UKYA is mega excited for Nottingham’s new kid on the block, Queer Noise Club on Friday 29 March, 8pm. Established by UKYA Alumni and friend AJA, the night will blow your senses with experimental music and projections and promises to be an inclusive and safe space for you to be totally and unapologetically yourself! We caught up with Aja about why she’s organising QNC and why she feels it’s just what Nottingham needs…

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“I’m organising the night to provide a platform for female, trans, non-binary and LGBTQ+ artists and performers and a space to celebrate individuality,  to experience high quality music, drag performances that push boundaries and for visual and sonic immersiveness.

This is so important for Nottingham right now with such a lack of spaces and places for the community to come together I feel like this is an opportunity for people to connect with others in their community, make new friends, dress how you want, dance how you want and a positive space to unleash the freak!”

Details and lineup below. See you there?

Friday 29 March
8pm - 2am
Backlit (map)
£8 - Door

Loraine James - LIVE

North London native Loraine James is an electronic artist/producer with a lot of promise and already a wealth of material. A master at crafting organic textures through inorganic means, she effortlessly blends Electronica and IDM with whispers of jazz and ambience all wrapped up in the artists key avant-garde aesthetic and sensibility. Having released her debut album ‘Detail’ in 2017, ‘+44’ in 2018 and winning The Oram award in 2018 (named after Daphne Oram), Loraine has gone on to play at Shankra Festival in Switzerland, Germany and Splice Festival at Rich Mix.

Bandcamp: www.lorainejames.bandcamp.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/lorainejamesmusic/
Live: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rfGsCoTPaKA&t=1580s

Godspeed You Peter Andre - LIVE

Dark electronic duo set to collide the world of pop royalty with deep industrial witch music. Magic dimensions built by Kaskie (Death of Money / SVNTREADER) & Emer (Water / Fat Out).

GYPA started jamming together in January 2017, initially playing around making slow darkened versions of 90’s pop songs. Based at the Islington Mill in Salford, the duo first met back in 2008 when Fat Out put on Death of Money and Emma continued to be the Salford promoter for Kaskie’s band and other solo projects. Kaskie moved to Manchester from Cardiff in 2015 and started his electronic solo project SVNTREADER, immersing himself in the North West experimental music scene working with Ex-Easter Island Head, Gnod & Vanishing. Emer moved to Manchester from Milton Keynes in 2007 and started Fat Out within 6 months of moving up. In 2015, having never played in any bands before, Emma formed the improv ritualistic noise band Water and began her exploration into making music and live performance. GYPA explore the realms of the dark psyche, taking the audience from depths of deep meditative intensity to rhythmic industrious beats.

Hesska - DJ

NTS resident Hesska channels the cerebral and the gutteral in equal measure in her bold sets that explore up front sounds from across the rave margins to the weirdo afters. As co-founder of Gesamtkunstwerk and Club CITS Hesska has also had a hand in putting on some of Manchester's most exciting and boundary pushing club nights.

Christos Gkenoudis - LIVE Drag Performance

"My practice explores ideas of tenderness and non-resistance of the body and the image that in projects through performance, video and costume making.
Through my image, I access a dimension of fantasy which blossoms and fills a space with freedom of expression and colour. I emit visions of elegant fragility and hyperreal decadence. "

Website: christos.gkenoudis.myportfolio.com
Instagram: @christosgkenoudis

Visual projections by:

Ferile Sterile
Laila Ali Majid

This event implements a safer spaces policy

”Our space is a non-judgmental environment

We try to create a fun, inclusive and safe environment for all attendees, regardless of race, gender, sexuality or ability. Homophobia, transphobia, ageism, racism, ableism, sexism, xenophobia or any other prejudice based on ethnicity, nationality, class, gender presentation, language ability, asylum status or religious affiliation is not welcome.
Please respect other people’s spaces both mental and physical.

The venue will have gender neutral toilets and is wheelchair accessible.”

Laura Evans